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October 28, 2013 Issue

Cover Story

The Cost of Living

As cancer drugs have become more expensive—in a few cases, staggeringly so—their effectiveness has often failed to rise in tandem. So some doctors are refusing to use them, asking the controversial question: Are a few extra weeks of life worth all that money? Inside an oncologists’ revolt.
By Stephen S. Hall


My Life As a Young Thug

Growing up in Brownsville, there was no sign that a nearsighted, pudgy, and bullied boy would someday be heavyweight champion of the world. But the slights still sting. By Mike Tyson

Perez Hilton Has a Baby

His sometimes vicious blog gleefully channeled America’s fascination and contempt for the ultrafamous. Now the semi-reformed gossipmonger, having had a son and moved to New York, is attempting a moral makeover. By Alex Morris


A Blow to the Big Little Movie

James Schamus helped define the major-studio prestige flick.

The Lifestyle Titans

The list of celebrities cashing in on their cachet is ever-growing.

Cold Cases That Still Haunt the NYPD

Even with one mystery wrapped, dozens of others still stump the city’s gumshoes.

73 Minutes With Scott Aukerman

Navigating deep geekdom with comedy’s Mr. Nice Guy.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.


Best Bets

An antibacterial mister, Jonathan Adler’s new flagship, and more new stuff in stores.

The Look Book

“I don’t dress like the other moms. Every now and then my kids will be like, ‘Finally, you look like a real mother.’”

The Underground Gourmet Review

A retro-styled luncheonette that doesn’t come off as hokey.

In Season

Even avowed broccoli haters might be seduced by this deep-fried recipe from the new Sorella cookbook.

Restaurant Opening

Shamus Jones of Brooklyn Brine opens Pickle Shack in Gowanus next week.

Restaurant Opening

Bo’s brings New Orleans-style fare to the Flatiron District.

Gourmet Grain

An old rice gets a fresh start.

Is That Step Taken?

Stairs designed for seating and eating.

The Everything Guide to the Occult

The energy healers, potion-brewers, and shih-tzu whisperers that locals swear by.


Aziz de Bergerac

Ansari will make you a match. Just hand him your phone.

Too Hot for Idaho

Meet the stars of Blue Is the Warmest Color.

“The Book Creates a Feeling of Illiteracy”

The return of the Codex Seraphinianus.

The Art Review

Chris Burden’s big art of big ideas lives large at the New Museum.

The Movie Review

You’ve never seen a love story like Blue Is the Warmest Color.

The TV Review

American Horror Story, The Returned, and Dracula do small-screen horror right.

To Do: October 23–30, 2013

25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.


Comments: Week of October 28, 2013

Readers sound off on the government shutdown, mega-galleries, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of October 28, 2013

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

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